Checking Out the Gaithersburg Book Festival

I gathered up my six-year-old and my two-year old this weekend and headed to the Gaithersburg Book Festival. I never know how things will go when I’m solo parenting at an outdoor event. Besides the long list of authors speaking and signing books at the festival, there’s an entire children’s village. I mainly pushed the […]

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Review: The Inquisitor’s Key by Jefferson Bass

The Inquisitor's Key by Jefferson Bass

I recently received a copy of the newly published  The Inquisitor’s Key: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass, compliments of the publisher.   I’ve never read a book by by this author before, and was excited to get started with this one!  I was immediately interested when I read the “about the author” blurb on the book […]

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May Book Club: Julia’s Child by

Julia's Child by Sarah Pinneo

We’re talking food for our second May book club selection, Julia’s Child: The Novel by Sarah Pinneo. Like many parents, I first considered organic foods when my firstborn started eating solids. What happens when making organic foods for young children become your passion?  Julia, mother of two, starts a business selling her pre-cooked toddler meals with cute […]

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The Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich (Review)

Midwife of Venice by Roberta Rich

I seem to be on a historical fiction kick lately. My latest read was The Midwife of Venice (Gallery Books) by Roberta Rich. As a mother who wanted a midwife to attend to my second birth, I find the midwifery fascinating. (I ended up staying with my ob-gyn who I love!) Set in 16th century, The Midwife […]

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Book Club Day: I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits

Faith and religion is very personal for many of us. We have a choice in what we believe and how we practice our faith. In our book club selection I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits, Atara and Mila are not given a choice. Their Satmar Hasidic faith is closely intertwined with their community and family. It is […]

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5 Things About Hasidism You Should Know Before Reading I Am Forbidden

Today’s post is penned by From Left to Write member, Robin of The Not Ever Still Life. She helps unravel a bit of the mystery behind Judaism and Satmar Hasidism that is mentioned in I Am Forbidden. Come back tomorrow as our members discuss our latest book club selection by Anouk Markovits. Interested in reading […]

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